Master of Business Administration and B.S. in Engineering

Director: Jinny Piskel, Director, Graduate School of Business Administration

To meet the need for business knowledge and skills as an enhancement to the technical engineering degree, students with an aptitude for engineering and the capacity to assume management responsibilities may complete a program which leads to the B.S. in one of the disciplines of engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA). The dual degree program takes five years of full-time study with an Engineering Management degree but longer for other engineering programs. Students choosing this program must complete their bachelors degree in engineering and the required preparatory courses in business before being admitted to the Graduate School of Business.

Undergraduate students are encouraged to take the foundation courses during their sophomore, junior and senior years and apply for the MBA program during their senior year. Undergraduate students will not be accepted into the MBA program until they have completed their undergraduate degree and can therefore not take any 600 level courses until their undergraduate degree is granted. Foundation courses required for the MBA program are:

  • ACCT 263 Accounting Analysis
  • ECON 200 Economic Analysis
  • BUSN 230 Business Statistics
  • MKTG 310 Principles of Marketing
  • BFIN 320 Principles of Finance
  • OPER 340 Operations Management
  • MGMT 350 Management and Organization
  • BUSN 283 Business Law
  • BMIS 235 Management Information Systems


Engineering students who complete BFIN 320 and ECON 200 may have ENSC 300 waived. Additional information about the M.B.A. program can be found in the graduate catalogue.

The SEAS core curriculum represents a common body of knowledge. The engineering programs core consists of fifty-three credits which are common to and required of all engineering degree programs in the school: the first thirty-two credits (of which there is a more complete description in the General Degree Requirements and Procedures section of this catalogue) form the University core requirement while the remaining twenty-one credits are required by engineering degree programs.

All undergraduate students are subject to the provisions of this core; transfer students, however, should consult the General Degree Requirements and Procedures section of this catalogue for possible modifications to the philosophy and religious studies requirements listed below. Substitutions for discontinued courses are required and authorized by the proper University authorities. The University and School core requirements are grouped into the following categories.

University requirements
  1. Thought and Expression (7 credits): ENGL 101, SPCO 101, and PHIL 101 (preferably taken in the same semester).
  2. Philosophy (9 credits): PHIL 201, PHIL 301, and PHIL 400 level elective.
  3. Religious Studies (9 credits): RELI 100, RELI 200, and RELI 300 levels: one elective from each level.
  4. Mathematics (4 credits): one MATH (not CPSC) course at the 100 level or above: engineering students must use MATH 157.
  5. English Literature (3 credits): ENGL 102, ENGL 103H, ENGL 105 or ENGL 106.
Engineering program specific:
  1. Mathematics (11 credits): MATH 258, MATH 259, MATH 260.
  2. Physics (4 credits): PHYS 103, PHYS 103L.
  3. Chemistry (4 credits): CHEM 101, CHEM 101L.
Computer Science program specific:
  1. Mathematics (17 credits): MATH 157, MATH 231, MATH 258, 2 300/400 level electives.
  2. Lab Science (12 credits): Students are encouraged to take 16 credits.
  3. History (6 credits): see program description section.
  4. Fine Arts (3 credits): see program description section.
  5. Literature (3 credits): see program description section.
  6. Social Science (6 credits): see program description section.
  7. Foreign Language or Culture (3 credits): see program description section.
  8. Social Justice (3 credits): see program description section.